West Coast Eagles star Josh Kennedy met his greyhound Dr. Waldo in Melbourne on Friday.
Kennedy won a 50 per cent share in the greyhound as a result of winning GRV’s 2013 ‘AFL Live’ Chase of the Year when running down Luke Dahlhaus of the Western Bulldogs.
Although Dr. Waldo is currently sidelined with a triangle muscle injury, Kennedy was delighted to hear from trainer Nicole Lund of Longwarry that he is just a few weeks away from racing again.
Kennedy, who is in Melbourne in preparation for his team’s match against Essendon on the weekend, was also taken aback by the placid nature of Dr. Waldo.
“I’ve seen a few greyhounds in my local park but he’s the first one I’ve actually interacted with,” Kennedy said.
“I was surprised about how casual and laid back he was. I’ve got a couple of pet kelpies at home and they’re the exact opposite. It’s impossible to keep them still for two minutes,” he laughed.
Dr. Waldo has had seven starts for one win and two minor placings but hasn’t raced since June due to injury.
Kennedy is hopeful of watching Dr. Waldo race one day, something that could come to fruition during the AFL’s off season.
“I’d love to get down to the track and watch him race one day. I have a lot of family in Melbourne so I do come here to holiday sometimes, and hopefully we can make it happen sometime in the future,” Kennedy said.